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How to care for Mammillaria Melanocentra
Mammillaria Melanocentra needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Mammillaria Melanocentra love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Mammillaria Melanocentra does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Mammillaria Melanocentra after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
It grows veryyyy slow. I had to sit up out the soil just so I can be able to tell if it’s growing or not. Lol, I’m still waiting to see something “happen”, however… as long as it’s not turning brown, I think I’m doing something right :) It’s a cutieee, but she will make teach you patience.